HLTHPS006 – Assist Clients with Medication – for Domestic Students

Domestic Students

HLTHPS006 - Assist Clients with Medication

Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication.

This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Duration and Delivery

The course duration is 80 hours including classroom sessions *, self-directed study, assessment, assessment assistance and practical placement. Students undertake a “3 Days” of classroom sessions and a practical placement of 50 hours.

*With the current pandemic situation, classroom sessions will be delivered online to enhance safety of students and trainers.

Please note: The course duration may vary for individual students based on their current academic and work experience. All students will be assessed on an individual basis for their ability to meet the course requirements within an extended or reduced time frame.

Format

Classroom based training and supervised practical experience in a food services setting.

Learning Mode

The course is delivered in a blended format and includes face to face (classroom)/ online (live webinars), self-paced (learning materials on Moodle) and face to face (practical placement/workplace).

Volume of learning includes:

  • Theory = 6.5 hrs
  • Skills Training = 6.5 hrs
  • Assessment and Self-directed study= 12 hrs
  • Assessment Assistance = 5hrs
  • Practical Placement= 50hrs
Location

Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072 and Practical Placement location as negotiated.

Purpose

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Topics Covered
  • Prepare to assist with medication
  • Prepare the client for assistance with administration of medication
  • Support clients with administration of medication
  • Handle medication contingencies
  • Complete medication distribution and documentation
Who May Attend

This course is beneficial for any person who may:

  • May be engaged in direct client / customer interactions such as health, aged care and disability support.
  • Wish to review/update knowledge and practical experience
Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for undertaking this short course.

ALACC entry requirements require that applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years’ old
  • Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent
  • Participants must be either engaged in the industry or be enrolled in an industry relevant qualification
  • It is preferred that the applicant has recent knowledge and understanding of the basics of human anatomy and physiology.

Please note: Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards. Foundation skills essential to performance:

  • These include language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills
  • Numeracy – To calculate and check correct dosage of medication, expiry dates and client information. This includes basic calculations of ratios and volume.
  • Reading – To correctly check and interpret client information and dosage instructions

Students will be undertaking Pre-Training Review and LLN test prior to enrolment. The LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.

Recognition

Where relevant, students may enquire for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. These will be assessed according to the ALACC’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted.

This qualification holds National Recognition. Student will get a statement of attainment on completion of the unit of competency.

Assessment

Assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include student questions, case study/ scenarios, practical skills observation and assessment (simulated environment/ practical placement).

Work Placements

Students will be required to undertake work placements to apply knowledge and develop their skills as part of the course requirements. Placements may occur in a food services setting in health or community sector organised by ALACC and according to the course requirements.

While ALACC takes responsibility to provide work placements, students have the choice to find a work placement close to their place of residence. All placement arrangements have to be approved prior to commencing placement. ALACC will negotiate and have an Agreement with the Placement Provider before the student attends work placement.

Please note: The cost for the practical placement is included in the fee. However, if a student does not attend the allocated placement then the student will have to pay for the costs set by the practical placement providers for cancelling their placements.

Placements dates will be provided by the placement provider and can be subject to change depending on the appropriate Placement Provider’s ability to take students at a specific given period. Students may need to be flexible with these dates and ensure they can attend the placements as soon as it is available.

Students will be required to attend post-placement sessions for assessment.

Pathway

Participants will be able to enhance own skills to undertake their existing job role/s and seek better opportunities for employment in Aged Care, Disability, Community and Health sector.

Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

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    Course Fees
    ALACC Students
    AUD 250.00
    Fees: AUD 250.00
    Non-ALACC Students
    AUD 300.00
    Fees: AUD 300.00

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